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Upstate NY real estate tycoon Max Farash dies

ROCHESTER - Max M. Farash, a business tycoon in upstate New York whose real estate fortune was once estimated to be worth $500 million, has died at age 95.

Farash owned and managed 5,000 apartment and town house units, and commercial property and vacant land, in the Rochester region and Florida. He was one of Rochester's wealthiest and most successful business owners.

Daughter Lynn Farash said her father died Sunday at a nursing home in the suburb of Webster after years of declining health. His wife, Marian, died in 2007. According to his will, most of his fortune has been left to a charity. - AP

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